09/25/2014 10:15 EDT | Updated 11/25/2014 05:59 EST

Eugenie Bouchard rolls into Wuhan Open semifinals

Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., fended off Alize Cornet of France, 6-3, 7-5 to reach the semifinals of the Wuhan Open in Wuhan, China, on Thursday.

Bouchard, seeded sixth in the tournament, led 5-2 in the second set, but Cornet fought back before the ninth-ranked Canadian closed it out.


World's No. 3 Petra Kvitova, seeded third in Wuhan, also won, 6-3, 6-4 over Carolina Garcia of France. 

The Czech southpaw, who prevailed over Bouchard in the final at Wimbledon, took only one hour 21 minutes to whisk aside Garcia.